The 16th International Conference on
Industrial Manufacturing and Metallurgy (ICIMM 2021)

The Conference will be held at the Nizhnetagilsky technological Institute (branch) of the Ural Federal University. It has been taking place here since 1990 (the previous name is «Science-education-manufacture: experience and prospects for development»). In 2020 about 400 attendees from the following countries participated in the conference: Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kirghizstan, Tajikistan, Belgium, Egypt, Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Mongolia, China. They represented more than 50 universities, research institutions and industrial enterprises.

In 2021 International scientific committee includes scientists and practitioners from France, Austria, Belgium, Kazakhstan, Russia, Egypt, Ukraine, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Estonia, Germany, Canada. The representatives of the industries are also in the list of keynote speakers.

The main partner of the conference is EVRAZ NTMK JSC. The industrial partners of the conference are Techprom Ltd and Iridium Ltd.

The main aim of the Conference is to improve the communication between scientists and industry representatives for the introduction of new ideas and technologies.

Working languages for oral presentation are English and Russian. Publication language is only English.

Conference dates

17-19 June 2021

Hosting city

Nizhny Tagil, Russia


59, Krasnogvardeyskaya str. NTI (branch) Ural Federal University

Main topics of the conference

1 Metallurgy and Materials Engineering

1.1. Ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgy

1.2. Steels and alloys

1.3. Mining and mineral processing

1.4. Hydrometallurgical technologies

1.5. Electrometallurgy

1.6. Surface engineering and coatings

1.7. Welding

1.8. Energy saving, resource saving, ecology


2 Industrial Manufacturing

2.1. Mechanical Engineering

2.2. Industrial equipment and machinery

2.3. Manufacturing engineering

2.4 Friction, Wear, and Lubrication in Machines

2.5. Transport and Technological Machines

2.6. Additive manufacturing

2.7. Aerospace engineering

2.8. Electric and hydraulic drive systems, motion control

2.9. Mechatronics and robotics, industrial automation, control systems

2.10. Industrial information systems and technologies, Industry 4.0

2.11. Product lifecycle management

Call for papers

Accepted papers will be published after its presenting on the conference and will be indexed in Scopus.

The volume of the article is 4-6 full pages.

Maximum number of articles per one author – 2.

All the articles will be peer reviewed and checked for plagiarism. The reviews will be conducted by experts in accordance with the international professional and scientific standards.

Conference fees

Participant fee is 120 euros.

Extra page charge is 11 euros for each page above 6 pages

Payment should be made after notification about including the report in the Conference program.

Payment details will be specified individually to the authors of materials, accepted for publication.

Participant’s package includes publication of one article, plenary meeting, reports in sections, coffee breaks, city tour, industrial tours.

Registration fee does not include the visa payment, travel expenses, accommodation and meals, gala dinner.

Participation in plenary meeting and sections without report is free of charge.

Important dates

Registration deadline

May 11, 2021

Full paper submission deadline

May 15, 2021

Accepting notification

May 31, 2021

ICIMM conference

June 17-19, 2021

Program overview (preliminary)

17 June:

9.00 - Registration

10.00 – Opening ceremony, plenary session with 4-5 keynotes speakers

13.00–18.00 – 3 parallel sessions, poster session

18 June:

9.00–15.00 – 3 parallel sessions, poster session

15.00-18.00 – Industrial tour (EVRAZ, Techprom)

18.00 – Gala dinner

19 June:

10.00–12.00 – Industrial tour (UVZ)

13.00–15.00 – City tour


Information letter

Registration deadline — May 11, 2021



Cultural Arts Center EVRAZ NTMK, Nizhny Tagil, Metallurgov str, 1

Cultural Arts Center EVRAZ NTMK was established in 1991. It was formed by consolidation of NTMK Palace of Culture (built in 1952), Schoolchildren Palace of Culture (opened in 1968), Culture and recreation park, Palace of Culture «Ogneuporshchik» (opened in 1974). Today the Center includes NTMK Palace of Culture and Schoolchildren Palace of Culture.

Currently, Cultural Arts Center EVRAZ NTMK serves important purpose – it is one of the main representative centers in our city. The most important business meetings, ceremonial and festive events take place here. It is also a place of receiving VIP-visitors of Nizhny Tagil. The most famous of them are the President of the USSR Mikhail Gorbachev, the first President of Russia Boris Yeltsin and the current President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.

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1. Branco Katalinic, Ao. Univ. Prof. i. R. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Dr. h. c. mult., TU Wien, President DAAAM International, Austria,

2. Sergey Zagaynov, Dr., Prof., chief metallurgist at PJSC NLMK, prof., Ural Federal University, Russia

3. Dimitri Galayko, Professor, LIP6, Campus Pierre et Marie Curie, co-director of the CurieSat university space center, Sorbonne University, France

4. Yakov Gordon, Prof., P. Eng., Technical Director, Iron & Steel BU, Hatch, Canada

5. Samart Moodleah, Dr., PhD, Faculty of Information Technology, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology, Thailand

6. Iosif Breido, Dr., Prof., Head of the Department «Automation of manufacturing processes», Karaganda State Technical University, Academician of the National Academy of Natural Sciences, Kazakhstan

7. Vladimir Korotkov, Dr., Prof. of the General engineering Department, Nizny Tagil Technological Institute, Ural Federal University, Russia

8. Valeriy Yagup, Dr., Prof., O.M. Beketov National University of Urban Economy in Kharkiv, Ukraine

9. Mohamed Nabil Fathy Ibrahim, PhD, Department of Electrical Energy, Metals, Mechanical Constructions & Systems, Ghent University, Belgium

10. Dirk Van Merode, M.Sc, lecturer-researcher at the Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool in Antwerp, coordinator of Erasmus ACTEA project, Belgium

11. Kotb Basem Tawfiq Albassioni, Department of Electrical Energy, Metals, Mechanical Constructions & Systems, Ghent University, Belgium; Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Menoufia University, Menoufia, Egypt

12. Hegazy Rezk, College of Engineering at Wadi Addawaser, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

13. Sergey Stazhkov, Dr., Prof., Head of the Department “Drive systems, mechatronics and robotics”, director of International Scientific and Educational Center BSTU-FESTO "Synergy", Baltic State Technical University “VOENMEH”, Saint Petersburg, Russia

14. Vyacheslav Potekhin, PhD, assoc. prof, Higher School of Cyberphysical Systems and Control, Director of Educational and Scientific Center "SPbPU-FESTO Synergy", Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, St. Petersburg, Russia

15. Vadim Kazakbaev, PhD, assoc. professor at the Electrical Engineering and Electric Technology Systems department, researcher at Electric Machines Laboratory, Ural Federal University, Russia

16. Anton Rassolkin, PhD, Prof., Department of Electrical Power Engineering and Mechatronics, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

1. Chair – Vladislav Potanin, director of the Nizhny Tagil Technological institute (NTI) of Ural Federal University

2. Co-Chair – Maria Mironova, PhD, Assoc. Prof., vice-director NTI

3. Co-Chair – Victor Goman, PhD, Assoc. Prof., director of the Research&Innovation Center, Mechatronics and robotics program coordinator, IEEE member

4. Vladimir Pegashkin, Dr., Prof., Chair of the General Engineering department

5. Evgeniy Khmelnikov, Dr., Prof., Chair of the Special Engineering department

6. Evgeniy Safonov, Dr., Prof. of the General Engineering department, director of the post-graduate school NTI

7. Oleg Shevchenko Dr., Prof., chair of the Metallurgical Technologies department

8. Vyacheslav Gruzman, Dr., Prof. of the Metallurgical Technologies department

9. Oleg Sidorov, Dr., Prof., senior researcher, Research&Innovation Center

10. Grigory Trekin, PhD, Assoc. Prof., researcher, Research&Innovation Center

11. Riya Karelova, PhD, Assoc. Prof., Information technology program coordinator

12. Oleg Cheremnikh, Dr., Prof. of the General Engineering department

13. Kseniya Pykhteeva, PhD. Assoc. Prof. of the Metallurgical Technologies department, NTI young scientist’s coordinator, Research&Innovation Center

14. Conference Secretary – Tatyana Andreeva, M.Sc., researcher, Research&Innovation Center

Nizhny Tagil Technological Institute (branch) Ural Federal University was founded in 1944 as the Nizhny Tagil industrial Institute. In 1947, the Institute became part of the Ural industrial Institute (now Ural Federal University). Over the years the Institute has trained more than 14500 engineers.

Now NTI is a large multidisciplinary higher education institution in Nizhny Tagil. The departments of higher professional education train metallurgists, mechanical engineers, economists, specialists in IT, mechatronic, electric drives and industrial automation, maintenance of equipment, civil engineering, deference industry engineers not only for the enterprises of the city, but of the whole Ural region.

Nizhny Tagil gained worldwide fame as the largest mining center in the Urals. The chronicle of the city is filled with vivid events, great achievements, incredible feats. Created by the power of Demidov factories and modern enterprises, Tagil was and remains the defense shield of Russia.

Today Nizhny Tagil is a kind of brand: historical, metallurgical, tank, cultural. Over the course of its nearly 300-year history, thousands of talents have appeared here: the inventor of the first Russian bicycle Efim Artamonov, the engineers of the first Russian steam train Efim and Miron Cherepanovs, the creator of a wonderful varnish for unique Tagil trays, Andrey Khudoyarov and many others.

The power of industrial giants, historical monuments and modern buildings, the originality and indescribable beauty of the Ural nature – all this creates an extraordinary harmony of the city landscape. Dozens of city museum complexes preserve the unique traditions, culture and history of Nizhny Tagil, the Urals, and Russia. The city rightfully bears the status of a center of industrial, military-patriotic and historical tourism.

Official tourist website

Main tourist city tour

Full list of the city hotels

Also, organizers can provide any help with accommodation (on request). – Conference secretary Tatyana Andreeva

Organizers and partners